MLB Rumors: Miguel Tejada Capturing Miami Marlins' Eye?

By Ryan Gaydos
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The Miami Marlins are searching for a third baseman and since the organization is unimpressed by what is out there, the team is looking to add veteran leadership at the position. The Marlins are looking at Miguel Tejada to possibly fill the role of starting third baseman for the team in 2013.

Miami traded its would-be third baseman Yunel Escobar to the Tampa Bay Rays during the Winter Meetings, and now have to deal with trying to get another third baseman. The team has been keeping tabs on Tejada in winter ball, and the former AL MVP did not step foot onto a major league field in 2012. The best thing Tejada has going for him right now is that he would be a cheap commodity for the Marlins to have.

The Marlins are also looking at Placido Polanco and Brandon Inge as possible players to fill the third base hole. Markets for both of the major league infielders have been quiet. The Philadelphia Phillies declined the mutual option on Polanco at the beginning of the offseason, and Inge did not re-sign with the Oakland Athleticsalthough the A’s would be willing to bring him back.

If the Marlins are not able to sign a third baseman, Greg Dobbs and Kevin Kouzmanoff would both be used at the position this season. Neither player is considered an everyday starter as Dobbs has better potential coming off the bench and performing than he does starting.

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